Paris Blues

Overview

The second film of director Martin Ritt with both Paul Newmanand Sidney Poitier, it's set in a city that has long been a haven for black musicians eager to escape the racism of the U.S. Newman is Ram Bowen, a trombone player who makes his living in a jazz group, which also includes tenor man Eddie Cook Sidney Poitier, while studying music and aspiring to a career as a "serious" composer. Eddie stays in Paris to bask in the respect that its people feel for his music, a respect rarely accorded him in the States. A ...
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Overview

The second film of director Martin Ritt with both Paul Newmanand Sidney Poitier, it's set in a city that has long been a haven for black musicians eager to escape the racism of the U.S. Newman is Ram Bowen, a trombone player who makes his living in a jazz group, which also includes tenor man Eddie Cook Sidney Poitier, while studying music and aspiring to a career as a "serious" composer. Eddie stays in Paris to bask in the respect that its people feel for his music, a respect rarely accorded him in the States. A pair of tourists, Connie Lampson Diahann Carroll and Lillian Corning Joanne Woodward arrive in the city for a two-week vacation, and the two musicians lose no time in hooking up. Soon both relationships take a serious turn and the musicians are forced to make some important decisions about the possibility of returning to their native soil.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2014
  • UPC: 738329133429
  • Original Release: 1961
  • Source: Lorber Films (Kino)
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / B&W
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 5,571

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Ram Bowen
Joanne Woodward Lillian Corning
Sidney Poitier Eddie Cook
Louis Armstrong Wild Man Moore
Diahann Carroll Connie Lampson
Serge Reggiani Michel Duvigne
Barbara Laage Marie Seoul
André Luguet Rene Bernard
Marie Versini Nicole
Moustache Drummer
Aaron Bridgers Pianist
Guy Pederson Bass Player
Roger Blin Gypsy Guitarist
Hélene Dieudonné the Pusher
Niko Ricardo
Maria Velasco Pianist
Technical Credits
Martin Ritt Director
Lulla Adler Screenwriter
Walter Bernstein Screenwriter
Roger Dwyre Editor
Duke Ellington Orchestra Score Composer
George Glass Executive Producer
Irene Kamp Screenwriter
Christian Matras Cinematographer
Walter Seltzer Executive Producer
Sam Shaw Producer
Jack Sher Screenwriter
Alexandre Trauner Art Director
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